Psychiatry Independent Medical Examiners

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Psychiatry Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions, return to work evaluations, or fitness for duty exams to evaluate the extent of disability, permanent impairment or injuries.

Suzie Dupee, MD Suzanne M. Dupee, MD, A Professional Medical Corporation

Manhattan Beach, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sexual abuse/assault PTSD Personal injury Employment issues Child & Adolescent forensic evaluations Child Custody evaluations and family law Fitness for Duty Disabililty evaluations
Child Custody evaluators California qualifications

Robert Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM San Francisco Psychiatry

San Francisco, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - IMEs, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, capacity to refuse treatment, medical malpractice, suicide, negligence, psychiatrist malpractice, PTSD, emotional distress, psychiatric disability, emotional harm, wrongful termination, stalking, malingering, threat assessment, security clearance
Dr. Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM is a board certified psychiatrist, who completed forensic psychiatry training at Harvard/Mass General and general psychiatry training at Baylor. He is licensed in CA, TX and MA, and has been practicing since 2011. He has 20 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, 12 psychiatric awards, 6 of which are national awards. He accepts civil forensic and corporate/university threat assessment cases nationally, focusing on the following areas: Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) Civil Capacities: Testamentary Capacity (Ability to Make a Legally-Enforceable Will) Capacity to Consent to (or Refuse) Treatment Matrimonial Capacity (Ability to Form a Legally-Enforceable Marriage) Medical Malpractice: Psychiatrist Malpractice/Standard of Care (Following Harm to a Patient) Negligence Lawsuits/Psychic Harm Evaluations (e.g. PTSD or Depression) Appropriateness of Civil Commitment Boundary Violations Employer/Employee litigation: Emotiona...

Barbara J. Justice, MD Glaser Forensic Group

Woodland Hills, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Dr. Justice began her career in medicine as a surgeon in New York City. After 20 years as a practicing surgeon, she entered the field of Psychiatry and received training in a Fellowship program at UCLA. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with training in all aspects of psychiatry and the law. Dr. Justice has broad experience testifying in criminal and civil cases and has been deposed extensively upwards of 400 times. She has also testified frequently as mental health expert witness for the state of California. Her unique background in physical medicine, trauma, psychopharmacology and surgery, combined with her psychiatric expertise, gives her an in-depth understanding of the multitude of factors at issue in civil litigation cases. Dr. Justice is currently Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatric Training at the Department of State Hospital in Norwalk California and CEO and Medical Director of the Glaser Forensic Group. Dr. Justice received her MD and co...

Salma S. Khan, MD

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - I have done Peer Reviews, IME's, and Standard of Care assessments for the Medical Board of California. I have experience consulting in regards to county jail and prison system. I have extensive experience evaluating forensic patients. I have extensive experience doing inpatient work. Qualified Medical Evaluator since 2001. I have been an Independent Medical Evaluator for various California agencies. Defense Base Act IME's and Department of Labor IME's.
I have additional subspecialty training and experience in pain medicine (as it relates to psychiatry), addiction psychiatry, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. I have additional experience in emergency psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, suicide risk evaluations, violence risk assessments and fitness for duty evaluations.

Diane J Weiss, MD Diane J. Weiss, MD

Beverly Hills, California
Psychiatry - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Sexual Harassment, Litigation Support for Employment Actions & Workers Compensation

Regina Y LeVerrier, MD, MD Custom Recovery, PLLC

Lakewood, Colorado
Psychiatry, Addictions - I am board certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine. I have done IME for many years and am told I appear well in court. I have testified many times and also when I did hospital work to obtain treatment over objection. I treat all pychiatric diagnoses including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Aspergers, Autism, TBI, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, PTSD, etc and have 30+ years of clinical experience treating addictions, psych illness and patients who have both.
I have worked with attorneys for many years doing IME's for patients with mental retardation/delevelmental delays/autism/Aspergers, patients with TBI's and/or ANY psychiatric diagnosis as well as addiciton to any substance(s) for over 30 years. I have only done clinical work and have worked on a state Forensic unit, s state hospital, jails, prisons, nursing homes, community mental health centers, senior programs, a psych ED for many years, and 9 years of inpatient psychiatric hospital work, as well as rehabs and both inpatient and outpatient facilities for substance use disorders. I also specialize in clients who suffer from both substance use disorders as well as a mental health diagnosis and this is one of my specialties.

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Westport, Connecticut
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy and post partum issues.
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University

Stuart S Burstein, MD Comprehensive MedPsych Systems

Sarasota, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Workers' Compensation, Fitness-for-Duty, FMLA, Personal Injury, Psychic Harm, Mental Capacity, Depression, PTSD.
Certified in General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Certified as Independent Medical Examiner by American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Certified as Expert Medical Advisor [EMA] by Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. Active clinical practice. Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Adam M Estevez, MD Adam Estevez, MD, PA

St. Petersburg, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Over ten years of consulting for a Fortune 500 Disability Insurance Company.
BA, Psychology, Harvard University MD, Indiana University School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency, Cornell University Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Columbia University

Bruce L. Saltz, MD Bruce L Saltz, MD., PA

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry, Geriatrics - Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Publication history on antipsychotic drug use benefits & adverse effects, schizophrenia & mood disorders, interest in cases relating to undue influence on vulnerable adults & older adults, skillful at sorting out variables of causality and permanence. Writes opinions with a high degree of confidence & assurance based upon 30+ yrs of clinical & research experience in pharmacology as well as its integration w/psychotherapy.

Henry M Storper, MD Henry M Storper MD PA

Miami, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Inpatient Psychiatry, Suicide, Overdose, Wrongful Death, Psychiatric Inappropriate Hospital Admission, Psychiatric Inappropriate Hospital Discharge, Involuntary Hospitalization, Psychiatric Malpractice, Mood Disorders, Psychiatric Disability, Murder, Psychosis, Hospital Psychiatry

MARTINS A ADEOYE, MD FAAP DFAPA ELEMENTAL CENTER LTD

ORLAND PARK, Illinois
Psychiatry, Addictions - Neurodevelopmental disorders, Addictions, Traumatic brain injury, PTSD, Trauma, Child and Adolescent psychiatry, QEEG, Brain mapping, Anxiety and mood disorders.

Richard S Goldberg, MD

Forest Park, Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Addiction Medicine, Hospital, liability, dual diagnosis, involuntary, psychosis , suicide, workers comp, fitness for duty, expert, malingering, sexual contact, disability, diagnosis, psychotropic medication, detox, inpatient, guardianship, violence
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with 33 years experience working in psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency treatment facilities, nursing homes, community mental health centers, and office-based private practice of adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and addiction issues. I am currently in active practice. I have a unique ability to perform completely private evaluations in security-sensitive circumstances. I am routinely contacted directly to arrange and coordinate independent evaluations, meet with clients without involving others, and can perform evaluations in anonymous locations when necessary. Reports are completed offline without involving any third party in the process (without answering services, recording devices, third party testing, EMR, secretarial/support staff or coordinators, transcriptionists, etc.) ensuring complete privacy throughout the IME process. Board Certified Psychiatrist Certified in Addiction Medicine Hospita...

Prudence L Gourguechon

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry - Trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis. Psychological consequences of sexual harassment and discrimination. ADA complaints Special experience in short and long term sequelae of trauma including sexual abuse. Personality disorders.
In-depth knowledge of standard psychiatric diagnoses and treatment (depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis) and complex disability determinations. Additionally extensive expertise in delineating psychological damages that are subtler but no less debilitating. Wide experience with trauma and its effects, both in terms of standard PTSD symptoms and more complex effects on an individual's personality organization including the capacity to trust, capacity to form intimate relationships. Long and deep experience with personality disorder patients provides expertise in distinguishing genuine complaints ad injuries from those that are exaggerated, self-serving or part of a habitual pattern of litigiousness. Understanding of work-related stress and how it differs from serious psychological injury. Able to evaluate presence of hostile work environmet from psychological point of view. Have studied and written about sexual harassment in the workplace, #MeToo com...

Norman V. Kohn, MD Neurosciences Ltd.

Chicago, Illinois
Neurology, Psychiatry - Distinguishing and elucidating specific physical and psychological factors; when both are present; general neurology; questions of causation and motivation; head trauma; seizures and epilepsy; alcoholism and addiction

Cletus S Carvalho, MD Cletus Carvalho MD PLLC

Lexington, Kentucky
Psychiatry, Addictions - This practice focuses on serving the psychiatry & forensic psychiatry needs of law firms, insurance companies, individuals, healthcare institutions and related entities. Services offered include Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs), expert testimony, records reviews, malpractice expertise, Casey's law evaluations, disability evaluations, decisional capacity/guardianship evaluations and other psychiatric or psychological assessments necessary in legal or medicolegal settings.
Board Certified in: Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Addiction Medicine Psychiatric practice and teaching experience in Inpatient, Outpatient, Nursing Home, Addiction Center and Academic settings.

Jeffrey Barkin, MD Jeffrey Barkin MD, PA

Portland, Maine
Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry - Expertise in traumatic brain injury, amongst other psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Employer/employee issues including workers compensation, fitness for return to work, disability, permanent impairment, amongst others. I work closely and collaboratively with attorneys offering objective assessment.

Brian Crowley, MD

Bethesda, Maryland
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Fitness for Duty, Security Clearance, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Sexual Harassment/Abuse, Sexual Misconduct by Professionals, Professional Ethics/Peer Review, Malpractice, Hospital Standards, Courts Martial
Dr. Crowley, a Yale Medical School alumnus and graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, has been practicing psychiatry-- clinical, forensic, and administrative—for over fifty years. He now provides all services, clinical and forensic, by telemedicine. With awards for his civilian service in the Department of Defense, he is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at USUHS. In his forensic practice, which is both extensive and varied, he has served as psychiatric consultant, examiner, and expert witness in many types of civil and criminal cases, in the courts of several states as well as in federal courts and courts martial. He has worked on matters of all kinds where state of mind is at issue. His recent cases have involved issues of: security clearance; PTSD; fitness for duty; capacity to contract; testamentary capacity and undue influence; trauma and stress; malpractice; sexual harassment; hospital standards; dangerousness assessments in the workplace; criminal responsibilit...

Leonard J. Hertzberg, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Personal injury, disability evaluations, physician impairment, fitness for duty, criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial, dangerousness, medical record review, malpractice

Michael A Rater, MD Rater Psychiatric

South Easton , Massachusetts
Psychiatry - Board Eligible in Forensic Psychiatry Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Board Eligible in Addiction Psychiatry

Barry H. Roth, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Addictions - Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Substance Abuse, Geriatric Psychiatry, Will Contests, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Contested Wills, Dementia, PTSD & Emotional Trauma, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychiatric Evaluations, Psychiatric Disability, Fitness for Duty, Impaired Professionals, Disability Evaluations, Immigration and Asylum
Five active Certifications and five decades of exceptional experience in all settings. He has achieved and maintained Quadruple Certifications in Psychiatry (1983), Addiction Psychiatry (1993, 2003, 2013,), Geriatric Psychiatry (1994, 2004, 2014,) and Forensic Psychiatry (1999, 2009). He sat for his Addiction Medicine examination more than 50 years after he began medical school. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, Instructor in the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop. Former Harvard Medical School Instructor and Cornell University Alumnus. Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) with Certifications in Psychiatry Addiction Psychiatry Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine Certification in Addiction Medicine Geriatric Psychiatry (ABPN) Forensic Psychiatry (ABPN) Five active Board Certifications with five decades of increasing breadth and depth of expertise.

Juan F Lopez University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Psychiatry - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders, Complementary and Integrative Psychiatry.
Dr. Lopez is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is Co-director of the Perinatal Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Lopez has been in clinical and academic practice for over 30 years. He is an experienced clinician, teacher, speaker and researcher. He communicates clearly and effectively, and has served as a consultant to other physicians, lawyers, and mental health professionals. Dr. Lopez expertise is Mood Disorders, and Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, including the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, depression in pregnancy, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide. Dr Lopez is also an expert in psychopharmacology and in treatment-resistant depression. He has served in several national advisory boards and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of mood disorders, stress, suicide, perinatal psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Gregory P Brown, MD Gregory P Brown MD Professional Corporation

Henderson, Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - testamentary capacity, contractual capacity, undue influence, guardianship, conservatorship, civil litigation, brain injury, personal injury, return to work, disability evaluations
Board Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry

Yuri Mazur, MD

Millstone, New Jersey
Psychiatry, Geriatrics - Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Harassment, Litigation Support for Employment Actions & Workers Compensation Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, Workers' Compensation, Fitness-for-Duty. suicide, workers comp, malingering, sexual contact, disability.
Particularly extensive experience in managing geriatric population, dementia, misuse of pharmacology in elderly, falls, long term care settings. Board Certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry

Michael Bernstein, MD

Lawrence, New York
Psychiatry - Adult and Child Psychiatry

Robin A Altman, MD

Reading, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - I am board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry and have been in practice for the past 20 years. I have experience in inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, community based private practice, outpatient clinics, detention facilities and residential treatment facilities. I have been practicing forensic psychiatry for the past five years.

Richard M Sobel, M.D. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Chronic pain, PTSD, worker's comp, personal injury, medical malpractice, chronic opioid management, psychopharmacology, file review, IMEs. Board Certification in Psychiatry. Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine.
EXPERIENCE: My primary focus is on patient care, but I have had extensive experience working with worker's compensation attorneys on behalf of both patients and payors. This has included IMEs, depositions, trial appearances, and file reviews. LEADERSHIP: I am Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, a local chapter of the American Pain Society. CREDENTIALS: Harvard residency in Psychiatry. Board Certified in Psychiatry, sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine. COMMUNICATION/TEACHING: Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Sidney Kimmel Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University, supervising residents for over 34 years, recipient of Resident Teaching Award and Dean's Award for Excellence in Education . Authored and co-authored several articles and one book chapter. Have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. ORGANIZATION: I manage a large solo practice u...

David T Springer, MD

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry - I have extensive experience in clinical and forensic psychiatry, performing hundreds of forensic evaluations, including IME, disability determination, return to work and workers' comp evaluations. I have been an expert witness in dozens of civil cases involving victims of sexual abuse, employment issues, malpractice defense, etc. I have been deposed many times and testified in court on several occasions. I pride myself on providing thorough accurate reports responsive to referral questions.
I have been in private practice for over 30 years treating a wide variety of patients. In addition, I was a Residency Training Director for seven years, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital for seven years, worked in two correctional facilities for three years and in a Department of Veterans Affairs’ outpatient clinic for over thirteen years. I have also taught Drexel University medical students for over ten years. As a result of my clinical experience, I have a particular expertise in the area of psychiatric disability issues, employment issues, victims of sexual abuse, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as assessing psychiatric damages in medical and surgical malpractice defense cases. In addition to being deposed multiple times, I have also testified in court on a number of occasions, including at Federal Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, regarding the psychiatric impact of victims of sexually abusive priests in the Diocese of Wilmington. I pride my...

Jason Kearnes, MD, MBA

Columbia, South Carolina
Psychiatry - PTSD, Fitness for Duty, Security Clearance, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Evaluations Military Veteran
Board-certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina

Faith A. Aimua, MD

Johnson City, Tennessee
Psychiatry - I am actively engaged in the practice of General Psychiatry managing various psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Post traumatic Stress, Bipolar disorder, Agoraphobia. My years of practicing clinical psychiatry in various settings such inpatient, outpatient, Tele-Health, academic and community mental Health Center affords me the the unique skills to be able to evaluate and perform a thorough and unbiased IMEs, Disability assessment or Worker's Compensation evaluation.
Board certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Keith A. Caruso, MD Keith A. Caruso, MD

Brentwood, Tennessee
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Assessment of psychiatric disorders and resulting disability in adults for civil and criminal courts.
I am fellowship trained and board certified in Forensic Psychiatry. I previously served as chief of forensic psychiatry at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD while concurrently serving as chief of inpatient psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I currently serve as secretary of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association and previously served as president of the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists. I have consulted with disability insurers and performed IME's for Worker's Compensation cases as well. I am licensed in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and am willing to travel to perform IME's.

Daniel Inouye, MD Utah Psychiatric Clinic

Draper, Utah
Psychiatry - I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with expertise in fitness for duty and disability evaluations, performance and symptom validity testing, and the detection of malingering.

David L Moulton, MD, MBA Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Utah

Park City, Utah
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Occupational Psychiatry areas of focus include fitness for duty evaluations, disability evaluations, overseas screening, correction of military records, VA-claims, medical logistics, and transgender integration.
A premier psychiatric consultant, Dr. Moulton is sought after for the most complex and high-profile medico-legal cases. He is a recognized international expert in PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Gender Dysphoria, among other clinically relevant psychiatric states. He is frequently called upon to offer rebuttal and appellate testimony. A decorated Naval Officer, CAPT Moulton has 25 years of military service, including two combat deployments. He is a recognized expert in institutional liability, occupational disability, disability without impairment, and fitness for duty. He has experience working at the Board for Corrections of Naval Records, offering expert opinions on appellate cases. In addition to his military leadership, he has broad governance experience in medical regulation. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the Physicians' Licensing Board for the State of Utah, overseeing physician impairment, probation, and rehabilitation. He is an award-winning teacher and trainer with over a ...

Ronald O. Forbes, M.D. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Midlothian, Virginia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Board Certified in General Psychiatry. Extensive experience in behavioral health, medication management and addiction medicine. Fifteen Years as hospital medical director. Medical file review experience. Provided forensic services including temporary custody, competency, mental capacity and sanity evaluations. Served as medical director for state public mental health agency. Leadership in successful accreditation surveys. Currently providing independent medical opinions for disability appeals.

Keyhill Sheorn, MD Keyhill Sheorn, MD

Midlothian, Virginia
Psychiatry - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder delineating who does and does not have the disorder. Dr. Sheorn is the Director of Psychotherapy Training at VCU's Medical College of Virginia Hospital and has had a solo practice specializing in the treatment of PTSD.

LINDA L MILLER Linda L Miller DO

OLYMPIA, Washington
Psychiatry - 20 years in outpatient private practice treating adults and teens, including injured workers. 20 years experience performing IMEs and depositions. I diagnose and treat any DSM V diagnosis. In addition I have worked temporary jobs over 20 years in jail, prison, residential treatment with sex offenders, competency restoration, inpatient adult psychiatry units, emergency room evaluations, inpatient psychiatric evaluations and treatment on medical units.
Attorney references available upon request. I have active license in WA, MO, MI, Virgin Islands, Indiana and inactive license in Oregon that can be activated.

Alexandra Gens, MD

Madison, Wisconsin
Psychiatry
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